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Qatar joined the rest of the world to mark the Earth Hour, a global energy-saving event, with many of the country’s landmark buildings switching off their lights for an hour, from 8.30pm-9.30pm, yesterday. The campaign is supported by 4,000 cities in a record 125 countries and includes 1,200 landmarks from the Forbidden City to Egypt’s […]

Qatar Airways are trying to develop a biofuel that will enable them to keep on flying and become carbon neutral. The project will be a joint affair between Qatar Airways, Qatar Science & Technology Park, and Qatar Petroleum. The trio has established the Qatar Advanced Biofuel Platform which will focus on devoloping economically viable and […]

When most of us think of convention centers, we think of big empty spaces that are certainly not very environmentally friendly. That’s not the case for the next generation of centers — case in point, the very cool looking Qatar National Convention Center. The striking 177,000 square meter structure is seeking a LEED Gold Rating, […]

Qatar to manufacture bio-jet fuel

Qatar has partnered with Airbus to manufacture and supply the sustainable bio-jet fuel. The project, the value of which was not disclosed, would begin with production for Qatar’s civilian air fleet and later exportation of the fuel to European and other clients.

Qatar is one of the leading investors in the agricultural sector in Sudan, says a former minister of irrigation of Egypt. Mahmoud Abu Zaid is currently chairman of Arab Water Council. The Arab world is rich in water resources and agriculture. It’s lands are fertile. This is especially true of Sudan which is indeed the […]

Qatar is set to become the newest member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) with the formation of their own non-profit organisation to promote sustainable development. The Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) is being established by the Qatar Foundation (QF) and will encourage the construction industry to adopt environmentally friendly building practices. QGBC will […]

There is at least one airline listening to passenger’s calls for better meal service and an attention to eco-responsibility. Qatar Airways has just announced a complete revampment of their in-flight food service for flights to and from England, and surprisingly the focus is on quality in economy class. Instead of sad, beige plastic trays with […]

The majority of Qatar’s listed endangered species are marine ones. This is contrary to the global trend, wherein terrestrial species predominantly make up the endangered group, said the Doha-based environmental expert Dr Iain Macdonald. Macdonald, of the Safety, Environment and Quality Department, QatarGas, said Qatar is home to at least 955 marine species. Of this, […]

Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030 embraces the ideals of sustainable environmental and human development. ‘Qatar is committed to protecting and conserving the environment without harming its competitiveness. This path means that Qatar will need to invest more in research and new technologies that promote sustainable development,’ said Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, the Secretary General of the […]